Probst Family History

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Probst Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German probest ‘superviser’,‘provost’ (from Latin propositus), an occupational name for the head of a religious chapter or educational establishment, or, since such officials were usually clergy and celibate, a nickname probably for a self-important person. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Probst ‘provost’; the reason for its adoption is unknown.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Prost, Provost, Prast, Obst, Pobst, Post, Rost, Proft, Propst, Trost

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Probst Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Probst name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Probst. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Probst Family Origin

Where is the Probst family from?

Probst Family Occupations

What did your Probst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Probst. A less common occupation for the Probst family was Keeping House. The most common Probst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Probst's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Probst ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Probst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Probst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Probst census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Probst. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Probst. For the veterans among your Probst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Probst Life Expectancy

What is the average Probst lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Probst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Probst in 1944 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Probst ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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